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The Outward Mindset by The Institute Institute

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7 • The Outward-Mindset Solution

Think about the times in your life when you have felt most alive and engaged. Who and what were you focused on in those moments—on yourself or on something bigger that included others?

Captain Rob Newson, a career Navy SEAL and longtime leader in the Special Operations community, provided an interesting insight on this question when he described the difference between those who successfully complete SEAL qualification training and those who don’t. SEAL candidates can quit whenever they want by ringing a bell that hangs at the side of their training area. “I can say with certainty,” Captain Newson says, “when those who quit took the first steps toward the bell: the moment they stopped thinking about the mission ...

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